15 Years Anniversary - Episode 1 - SGAC's United Nations Involvement

8 August, 2014

To celebrate SGAC's Anniversary we would like to highlight some of the organisation's achievements over the last 15 years, during the next 4 weeks. This week we are taking a closer look at SGAC's Involvement with the United Nations.

15 Years Anniversary - Episode 1 - SGAC's United Nations Involvement

8 August, 2014

To celebrate SGAC's Anniversary we would like to highlight some of the organisation's achievements over the last 15 years, during the next 4 weeks. This week we are taking a closer look at SGAC's Involvement with the United Nations.

As we already explained last week, here, 15 years ago in July 1999 over 160 people from 60 nations attended the Space Generation Forum in parallel with the UNISPACE III conference at the United Nations in Vienna. During the event, the participants developed ten recommendations, which were combined into the "Space Generation Forum: Visions and Perspectives of Youth". 

Of these ten recommendations, five were integrated into the Vienna Declaration. One of the recommendations was "To create a council to support the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, through raising awareness and exchange of fresh ideas by youth."

 

             

Since 2001, SGAC has Permanent Observer status in the UN Committee for Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS), and is regularly present at its annual meeting (in June) and at its two subcommittees' meetings: Legal (in March) and Scientific and Technical (in February). As one of only twenty Permanent Observers in COPUOS, SGAC share with the committee its activities in Statements at the plenary, and presents the recommendations and conclusions of the Space Generation Congress and the Space Generation Fusion Forum in Technical Presentation.

In addition, SGAC through the Near Earth Objects Project Groups is an active member of the Action Team 14, and through the YGNSS Project Group contributes as expert to the International Committee on GNSS (ICG).

SGAC also encourages all our members, and help them with endorsement to get funding, to attend the UN activities that are organised around the world.

The SGAC is the only organisation of this kind, representing young professionals and students in the space sector from around the world, that has such status at the United Nations, a fact that SGAC is really proud of and works to continue improving and increasing its participation.

Read more here.

More pictures of SGAC members at the UN, click here.

 

Now, have a look at this short video highlighting some of the SGAC participation at the United Nations in Vienna!

 

 


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